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Nature Nanotechnology Contents March 2018 Volume 13 Number 3 pp177 - 268

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March 2018 Volume 13, Issue 3

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What does it mean when humans shift from being caretakers of the Earth to being shapers of it?

A world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth of the planet's first Synthetic Age. "The Synthetic Age is a powerful exposé of our ability to play nature and outperform evolution. This well-written and accessible book reminds us that humanity must accompany its ever-expanding technical prowess with a greater sense of responsibility of planetary proportions." - Calestous Juma, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

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KAUST Discovery: Research into clean fuels 

Fuel Combustion Chemist Mani Sarathy conducts research on alternative fuels, Sarathy works closely with atmospheric scientists to better grasp the fate of exhaust emissions. The research even looks at utilising artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve combustion processes. 

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A different view of the environment    p177

Research Highlights


Crystal casting    p178
Olga Bubnova

Twofold topology    p178
Benjamin Heinrich

A frustrated solution    p178
Alberto Moscatelli

A reversible morphology    p178
Alberto Moscatelli

News & Views


Imaging the rainbow    pp179 - 180
Thomas Zentgraf

Searching for materials with reduced dimension    pp180 - 181
Olle Eriksson

Light touch    pp181 - 182
Guglielmo Lanzani

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Quantum engineering of transistors based on 2D materials heterostructures    pp183 - 191
Giuseppe Iannaccone, Francesco Bonaccorso, Luigi Colombo & Gianluca Fiori

This Perspective assesses the commercial feasibility of digital integrated circuit technology based on heterostructures of two-dimensional materials.




Ballistic Majorana nanowire devices    pp192 - 197
Önder Gül, Hao Zhang, Jouri D. S. Bommer, Michiel W. A. de Moor, Diana Car et al.

Nanowire devices exhibiting ballistic transport show characteristics of Majorana modes, ruling out alternative explanations other than topological superconductivity.


Direct imaging of the electron liquid at oxide interfaces    pp198 - 203
Kyung Song, Sangwoo Ryu, Hyungwoo Lee, Tula R. Paudel, Christoph T. Koch et al.

Electron holography allows the selective orbital occupation and spatial quantum confinement of electrons at the interface between two oxide insulators to be resolved.


Manipulation of domain-wall solitons in bi- and trilayer graphene    pp204 - 208
Lili Jiang, Sheng Wang, Zhiwen Shi, Chenhao Jin, M. Iqbal Bakti Utama et al.

Layer-stacking domain walls in bi- and trilayer graphene are engineered individually and moved, erased and mechanically split by means of an atomic force microscope tip.


Synthetic oligorotaxanes exert high forces when folding under mechanical load    pp209 - 213
Damien Sluysmans, Sandrine Hubert, Carson J. Bruns, Zhixue Zhu, J. Fraser Stoddart et al.

Single-molecule force spectroscopy shows that donor–acceptor synthetic oligorotaxanes possess a more robust and dynamic response to external loads than natural proteins.


A modular platform for targeted RNAi therapeutics    pp214 - 219
Ranit Kedmi, Nuphar Veiga, Srinivas Ramishetti, Meir Goldsmith, Daniel Rosenblum et al.

A self-assembled modular siRNA delivery platform enables the construction of a theoretically unlimited repertoire of carriers to target distinct cell surface receptors in the service of personalized medicine.


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A broadband achromatic metalens for focusing and imaging in the visible    pp220 - 226
Wei Ting Chen, Alexander Y. Zhu, Vyshakh Sanjeev, Mohammadreza Khorasaninejad, Zhujun Shi et al.

Controlling the geometry of each dielectric element of a nanostructured surface enables frequency-dependent group delay and group delay dispersion engineering, and the fabrication of an achromatic metalens for imaging in the visible in transmission.


A broadband achromatic metalens in the visible    pp227 - 232
Shuming Wang, Pin Chieh Wu, Vin-Cent Su, Yi-Chieh Lai, Mu-Ku Chen et al.

Integrating the Pancharatnam–Berry phase with integrated resonant nanoantennas in a metalens design produces an achromatic device capable of full-colour imaging in the visible range in transmission mode.


Electrical detection of single magnetic skyrmions in metallic multilayers at room temperature    pp233 - 237
Davide Maccariello, William Legrand, Nicolas Reyren, Karin Garcia, Karim Bouzehouane et al.

Single magnetic skyrmions are electrically detected in magnetic multilayers at room temperature, and their main contribution to the signal, which is enhanced for tracks approaching the size of the skyrmions, comes from the anomalous—rather than topological—Hall effect.


Fast water transport in graphene nanofluidic channels    pp238 - 245
Quan Xie, Mohammad Amin Alibakhshi, Shuping Jiao, Zhiping Xu, Marek Hempel et al.

Capillary-filling measurements in a hybrid silica–graphene nanochannel reveal the fast water transport mechanism in a single graphene nanochannel.


Two-dimensional materials from high-throughput computational exfoliation of experimentally known compounds    pp246 - 252
Nicolas Mounet, Marco Gibertini, Philippe Schwaller, Davide Campi, Andrius Merkys et al.

The largest available database of potentially exfoliable 2D materials has been obtained via high-throughput calculations using van der Waals density functional theory.


Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design    pp253 - 259


Metagenomic analysis of activated sludge dosed with gold nanoparticles reveals that nanoparticle morphology imposes a greater force in shaping microbial community structure than surface coating.


Photoelectrochemical modulation of neuronal activity with free-standing coaxial silicon nanowires    pp260 - 266
Ramya Parameswaran, João L. Carvalho-de-Souza, Yuanwen Jiang, Michael J. Burke, John F. Zimmerman et al.

The wireless and photoelectrochemical stimulation of primary rat dorsal root ganglion neurons is demonstrated by shining laser light onto coaxially doped silicon nanowires deposited on the neuronal membrane.


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Amendments & Corrections


Publisher Correction: An adaptive supramolecular hydrogel comprising self-sorting double nanofibre networks    p267
Hajime Shigemitsu, Takahiro Fujisaku, Wataru Tanaka, Ryou Kubota, Saori Minami et al.

In the Classroom


Doing your own thing    p268
Fraser Stoddart

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